In honor of National Poetry Month, Poet E. Stanley Richardson will be reading from his published collection, Hip Hop Is Dead — Long Live Hip Hop. As stated from a review on Amazon, " In his debut poetry collection, E.Stanley Richardson captures the visual eclectic voice and expression of the "everyday" African American experience in a style and rhythm reminiscent of the "Black Arts Movement"
"Hip Hop Is Dead - Long Live Hip Hop, The Birth, Death And Resurrection Of Hip Hop Activism" is a unique lyrical blend of Gospel, Blues, Jazz, Soul and "Hip Hop" poetry that testifies to the transcendent Ancestral Power and influence of African American music, and its historical relationship to "social struggle".
Besides writing poetry, he is also a playwright, actor, social/political activist and lecturer. In addition, he is the founder and director of ARTSPEAKS "Bringing Poetry and People Together".
There will be an opportunity to ask questions and purchase books at the end of the event. So, all you poetry fans come out and join us: Sunday, April 8, 2018, 3:00pm– 4:30pm, Alachua County Library-District– Headquarters Branch, 401 East University Avenue, Meeting Room-B